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simple. remeber barrerl makers? there used to be an entire industry that made barrels. people used barrels. they don't use them anymore.
same with philosophy
people used to read books written by philosophers. that died out. there are no more pjilosophers people no longer read philosophers. people no longer give a damn about this obsolete passtime
except some... and what for? not to use what they read. merely to 'discuss' it
what for? so you can pay your rent? what USE is philosophy?
if you can find a use for it. let me know.
I think, probably against popular belief, that story tellers (especially Kant and Nietchze) have a lot to offer to philosophy, it is just a different method of distribution. I am not saying a story is more important than a treatise, but a multitude of stories indirectly contain philosophy.
Sorry, I meant Kierkegaard and Nietchze, not Kant.
If you want to get technical, Plato wrote stories not Treatises. And you cannot tell me there is no philosophy in Plato.
"Often the mind believes it is thinking, when it is only passing from one metaphor to the next." -NoAngst
Please explain this for me.